Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Fishersville teenager in fatal wreck - Evanne M. Coffman - Updated

Obituary for Evanne Makennah Coffman
Evanne Makennah Coffman, 16, of 416 Kiddsville Road, Fishersville, went to be with her Lord Tuesday evening, March 4, 2008, in Verona, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Evanne was born on April 23, 1991, in Augusta County, the daughter of Andy Coffman of Verona and Christine "Chris" (Putnam) McAndrew of Fishersville.

Miss Coffman was a junior at Wilson Memorial High School, where she enjoyed her many friends that she so dearly loved and cherished. She was a member of the Singing Sergeants High School Choir, a member of the varsity softball team, a sideline football cheerleader and a member of the Barren Ridge Church of the Brethren, where she was active in the youth and their missionary programs.

Evanne enjoyed working at T.J. Maxx, watching her big brothers playing football, the Dallas Cowboys and was an avid collector and fan of the late Elvis Presley, and her cat, Bitty.

She was a friend to everyone who knew her, and her many friends say, "She had nothing bad to say about anyone."

In addition to her parents who loved her dearly, Evanne is survived by two very close and often times inseparable brothers, Jarrod A. Coffman and his wife, Lisa M., of Staunton and Jordan K. Coffman of Verona; maternal grandparents, Harold A. and Lala H. Putnam of Staunton; paternal grandparents, John L. Jr., and Mary Lou Coffman of Goshen; her father's special friend, Annette Moomau of Verona; and her stepfather, Mark McAndrew of Fishersville; two uncles, John L. III and his wife, Charlotte Coffman, of Goshen and Howard E. and his wife, Jeannie Putnam, of Staunton; an aunt, Karen C. Hinkle and her husband, Robert W., of Craigsville; seven cousins, Angela Canterbury, Crystal and Angel Coffman, Kayla Hinkle, LeAnn Canterbury, Hannah Faye Coffman and Austin Putnam; a niece, Delanie N. Coffman; a nephew, Aidan L. Coffman, and a very special friend, Mandy D. Moomau, also survive her.

Active pallbearers will be her two brothers, Jarrod and Jordan Coffman, Jerry Canterbury, S.J. Borden, Jeremiah Major and Zack Almarode. Honorary pallbearers will be her teammates of the varsity softball team, the sideline football cheerleading squad and the varsity football team of Wilson Memorial High School.

A celebration of her life will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9, 2008, in the Barren Ridge Church of the Brethren by the Revs. Galen Combs, Allen Lenker and Isaac Harper. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 9 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 2008, in the Henry Funeral Home.

It is suggested those desiring make memorial contributions to the youth programs at Barren Ridge Church of the Brethren, c/o Karen Wade, 622 Dice's Spring Road, Weyers Cave, VA 24486 or to Little River Church of the Brethren, c/o Carolyn Michael, 711 Little River Road, Goshen, VA 24439. Condolences may be sent to the family online at

Tuesday night's accident
Tuesday night's bad weather may have contributed to the death of a 16-year-old Fishersville teenager. Evanne M. Coffman lost control of her Jeep Wrangler on Barren Ridge Road when it struck a tree and overturned. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

At 9:45 when the accident occurred there were thunderstorms moving through the area with high winds and torrential downpours.

Ms. Coffman was a student at Wilson Memorial High School in Fishersville.

More information available at Waynesboro News Virginian.

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